Last week, I published a piece that highlighted three potential trade-up spots for the Green Bay Packers in the 2024 NFL Draft. While general manager Brian Gutekunst has been known to be aggressive if a top player is available, he also makes these moves in a smart fashion.

This week, we are going to jump into three potential trade-down spots in the first round, as the Packers are more known for moving back than moving up in a draft. With 11 picks at their disposal, it might seem counter-intuitive to add even more selections, but with how young the roster is, adding even more youth could be a viable path.

Buffalo Bills (28th)

The lone trade-back deal that would still keep the Packers in the first round, moving back three spots with the Buffalo Bills is a likely option. If Gutekunst believes that there is plenty of talent still on the board between that range of four selections, then capitalizing on a WR-needy team like the Bills would be smart.

With Buffalo having two fourth-round selections, there could be a conversation had between the two franchises. Plus, having agreed on the Rasul Douglas deal earlier this season means that Gutekunst and Buffalo GM Brandon Beane already have a working relationship.

Los Angeles Chargers (37th)

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Moving out of the first round entirely may not sit well with Green Bay fans, but it certainly is a possibility for Gutekunst to explore. Moving back 12 spots in this scenario with the Los Angeles Chargers, where LAC likely would move up for a receiver that they didn’t select at pick five, would give the Packers three second rounders to work with, and then some.

If going off of Jimmy Johnson’s trade value chart, the 25th pick (worth 720 points) would require 37th (530) to be included. A deal between these two teams could look like: GB receives: 37th (530) & 69th (245)  |  LAC receives: 25th (720), 126th (46) & 202nd (10.6).

Las Vegas Raiders (44th)

The final team on this list for Green Bay is the Las Vegas Raiders, who currently hold the 13th and 44th selections. The Raiders have been considered a dark-horse option to go quarterback early, but their first-round selection seems too early.

Instead, if they would want to jump back into the first round to snag either Bo Nix or Michael Penix Jr., the 25th slot could be a good position for them to do so. This would mean that Green Bay would not draft until pick 41 on day two of the NFL Draft, barring any other moves.

To move back, Green Bay could reasonably ask for picks 44, 77, and 112 (and probably get more) for #25. While entering the draft with 11 selections already, Green Bay could look to move back on day one to be able to move all around the board on days two and three.


Mike Johrendt has been an avid fan of the Packers ever since he can remember. He is now a writer at PackersTalk and you can follow him on Twitter at @MJohrendt23